Life continues to speed ahead.
This is old news by now, but we have decided to stay in our apartment for another year. Because moving in NYC (and with a baby) is such a daunting task, we are doing our best to make this place workable for a little while longer. It is small, but it is still more than we need. Running water, electricity, indoor plumbing, and comfortable temperatures are luxuries our forefathers would certainly have enjoyed. We are thankful to be in a good place in a good neighborhood here.
Jady is working hard to provide for me and Rosie. He does a good job juggling all of his responsibilities and manages to make it cheerfully through an ever-changing schedule of studies with a variety of people. He also just launched a new outreach a few weeks ago called the Daily Phone Devotional. If you have two minutes, give it a call: 1-800-560-DEVO.
In Rosie news, she is almost 4 months now and enjoys bouncing in her jumperoo, grabbing on to fabric, chewing and sucking on her hands, smiling at herself in the mirror, riding down the cold aisles of the grocery, being outside, sitting in our laps at restaurants (especially if she can watch people or cars going by), blowing raspberries and spit bubbles, and listening to Mommy or Daddy sing. She hates tummy time (unless she's propped up) and especially hates riding in her car seat. The best word to describe her personality is vigorous. She is always ready for action and loves to be moving.
We continue to be won over by her charm. How is it that such a little person can have so many feelings to express? How can a 12 pound creature possess such ability to communicate and love? A Dickens quote I have been pondering lately: "It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us." We are so thankful God has sent Rosie our way, and we recognize it is no slight thing to receive her. Oh, what a wonderful and yet terrifying task awaits us as we seek to train her in God's ways!